Texas' Imani Boyette, left, and UCLA's Monique Billings fight for position under the basket during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the regional semifinals of the women's NCAA Tournament, Saturday, March 26, 2016, in Bridgeport, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

BEVO BEAT Women's Basketball

Just in: Texas 72, UCLA 64

UConn wins early game

Posted March 26th, 2016


BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Imani Boyette was in no mood to end her college career on Saturday.

Texas, which trailed 54-48 after three quarters, rallied behind the 6-7 senior in the fourth quarter to post a 72-64 victory over UCLA and Webster Bank Arena.

Ariel Atkins added 16 points and Brooke McCarty finished with 15 points for Texas, which improved to 31-4.


Texas took control with a 10-0 run to open the fourth quarter. Boyette had two buckets in that stretch.

Jordin Canada scored 20 for the Bruins, who ended their season at 24-9.

Texas will play top-ranked UConn at 6 p.m. Monday CDT for the right to go to the Final Four.

The Early Game

UConn showed why it’s the dominant team in women’s basketball by crushing Mississippi State 98-38. All-America forward Breanna Stewart led the Huskies with 22 points on 8-for-10 shooting from the field.

The Huskies (35-0) showed no mercy, taking a 32-4 lead after one quarter and a 61-12 lead at halftime.

Geno Auriemma was asked if anyone can challenge UConn when the Huskies are playing this well.

“Well, I mean, that’s what they said about Baylor when Louisville beat them when they had Britney Griner.”



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